Brazil to Develop Modern Transport Aircraft

by: Matthew Potter
April 16, 2009

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Brazil and Embraer announced that they plan to develop a modern, twin engined transport aircraft. This is a major step forward in the development of the Brazilian indigenous arms industry and if successful will give the nation and country an aircraft quite capable of being marketed overseas. The KC-390 will be derived from an exiting Embraer passenger aircraft but will require significant development work. The plan is to do this over seven years and spend about $1.3 billion according to Reuters. The KC-390 will compete head-to-head with C-130 class aircraft and also be required to have tanker capability. This announcement comes on top of recent activity by Brazil to buy a new fighter and helicopter for their military. If the program is successful and can be done on cost and schedule then it will vault Brazil forward in the realms of world military providers.

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